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Welcome to the Pol S Advising blog. See also our new searchable lists of Internship Opportunities and Scholarship & Award Opportunities.

The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

One Last Reminder!

Please forward to sophomores, juniors, and seniors exploring master’s and doctoral programs at the UW and neighboring universities in Washington or throughout the region and country. This is an informal event, designed for UW students, alumni, and community members to learn about graduate school and consider ways to prepare right after they graduate or years later.

There will be a raffle with prizes for attendees throughout the entire event!

Thursday, October 26th from 11-3pm in the Intellectual House


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Join us Nov. 1st, 6:30 PM 

@ UW- Seattle, Thomson 101!

Climate change and world energy needs lead us to look at nuclear power as a major non-carbon energy producer for a better future.

Find out the latest in advanced nuclear technology from PNW start-up NuScale LLC and Bellevue start-up TerraPower. Will they, alongside existing nuclear plants, deliver the clean energy necessary for the future? And what solutions has advanced nuclear provided for non-proliferation and waste?

Hear from distinguished guests:

Dr. James Conca, Geoscienctist and Forbes Energy Writer
Lenka Kollar, Director of Business Strategy for NuScale
Mark Schanfein, Senior Nonproliferation Advisor at PNNL
Dr. Nick Touran, Reactor Physicist at TerraPower

This event is hosted by the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management at UW chapter and Energy Northwest

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The Career & Internship Center is happy to be offering the “Career Strategy & Job Search” course for juniors/seniors in the upcoming Winter and Spring quarters. The course for Winter 2018 is listed as GEN ST 391-G, #15112 and will be held once a week, Thursdays 2:30-4:20pm, with a class size of 50.

The course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (90+ credits) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy. If you have any questions or if a student wants to learn more, please reach out to me at

Thank you!


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Register for Winter 2018 online courses

Register now for winter quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this winter you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the winter quarter 2018 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUW.  Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as...

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Getting Started with Scholarships

Get started on your scholarship journey!  These sessions will give undergrads a head start into searching and competitively applying for scholarships.  In addition to general tips and guidelines, scholarships with upcoming deadlines will be highlighted each week.  Learn what scholarships can support you right now, or enable you to continue pursuing your education in the future.

November 3 | 3:30pm | Mary Gates Hall 171

December 1 | 3:30pm | Mary Gates Hall 171

RSVP to attend, though drop-ins are welcome:


Scholarships 201

This workshop provides assistance to...

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SLN NUMBER:  15643

The course is an online version of a HUMANITIES 201, Introduction to the Humanities.  This course, which is being co-taught by Michael Shapiro (Divisional Dean of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences) and Frances McCue (Senior Lecturer in the Department of English), is designed to expose undergraduate students to a cross-sampling of subject areas in the humanities.  The course does not presuppose any prior college-level exposure to the humanities and is targeted to lower-division (i.e., first- and second-year) students in departments and majors throughout the University. This is the second time that the course is being offered.

The humanities hold many different subject areas and this course will explore five of them: language, literature, history, visual culture, and musical culture. We will utilize “artifacts” of...

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The Career Centers at the University of Washington Seattle are proud to announce a new resource designed to help our international students pursue job or internship searches in their home country.

GradConnection is a job/internship search platform that is dedicated to helping students and recent alumni find graduate job and internship opportunities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and a number of markets in the Southeast Asia region. GradConnection also works very closely with employers in China to help them promote their openings that prefer graduates from overseas universities who are now returning to their home countries to start their careers.

Student and alumni users can access the UW-specific GradConnection portal using their NetID credentials at ...

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Are you interested in gaining a full-time, part-time, or an internship opportunity with a government agency? Then you will definitely want to attend the UW Seattle campus Government Job & Internship Fair sponsored by the Career and Internship Center with support from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Career Development Office.


Government Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, October 26th, 2-5pm

Mary Gates Hall Commons – Seattle campus

Open to all students and alumni from all 3 campuses



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Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science (DEOHS). Student researchers will be eligible for up to 2 years of funding, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

  • The application (including instructions and eligibility information) can be found online here: https:/catalyst.uw....
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Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council
Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding?  You be the judge!

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund. 

In work groups, members will:

  • Gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills
  • Help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills...
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